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Emma Dorsey (1895 - 1974)

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Emma Dorsey
1895 - 1974
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December 15, 1895
Death
October 1974
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Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301
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Emma Dorsey was born on December 15, 1895. She died in October 1974 at 78 years old. We know that Emma Dorsey had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.
Updated: November 7, 2011
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Emma Dorsey passed away in October 1974 at 78 years old. She was born on December 15, 1895. We have no information about Emma's family or relationships. We know that Emma Dorsey had been residing in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana 71301.
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In 1895, in the year that Emma Dorsey was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1939, when she was 44 years old, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1958, Emma was 63 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1962, Emma was 67 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, in the year of Emma Dorsey's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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